painting over a sticky concrete floor?
Hi: My DH and I have just ripped up decades of linoleum in our basement. We're now down to the concrete, and we want to paint the concrete floor--nothing fancy--we just want the basement to look clean and fresh. We burned and scaped off the final layer of the linoleum and now have a sort of sticky (adhesive residue), somewhat bumpy concrete floor.
We're thinking that the paint won't adhere well to the floor (I don't mind the bumps), and I am worried that the paint will chip, bubble and generally rub off the concrete floor if we paint it in its current state. I really, really don't want to sandblast the floor bec. of the dust and expense. Does anyone have suggestions--is there some super solvent that we can pour on to get the concrete into paintable shape? Thanks.